The England Cricket Team makes a historical return to the land of Pakistan after the long term of 17 years.
The England cricket team touched down in Karachi on 15th September 2022, in the morning to take part in the twenty-two (T20) series which is hosted by Pakistan.
The T20 cricket series incorporates seven matches which will be played in the city of Karachi and Lahore. The First Four matches are to be held in The National Stadium of Karachi and the last 3 will be followed by the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.
The England Cricket Team last made its tour in Pakistan in 2005 and was due to visit last year but canceled at the last time after New Zealand pulled out from the invitation as well due to security concerns.
Though this time around the Pakistanis warmly welcome the English cricketers in their country as the visiting team is to stay in the nation.
The England cricket team also shows enthusiasm upon their arrival in Pakistan as their team captain Jos Butter expressed his gratitude towards the Pakistani people and also his sympathy for the flood victims in a press conference this evening.
” we are very happy to be back in pakistan after such a long time. we are well aware that people are growing through tough times with the flooding. sports has power to unite people and we want to put on a show”Jos Butter, Captian of England Cricket Team
The Security Measures And Peparations for the England Cricket Team
To ensure the security of the visiting team, the Pakistani Cricket Board (PCB) has taken multiple measures including the full-time presence of the police force outside the hotel and the roads will be blocked from the hotel to the stadium to ensure the safe arrival and departure, all the being monitored by the helicopter flying ahead. The offices overlooking the stadium will be requested to shut down during game hours.
The PCB makes certain of every preparation needed to make the series go smoothly. Some trusted sources report that
“Four Pitches have been prepared for the series on the ground”trusted sources
The teams will start their training from September 16
The T20 Series matches will start from September 20th till October 2. The Pakistani are excited and overjoyed to watch the games and serve the best hospitality to the English sportsman and demonstrate to the world that Pakistan has far moved past the point where the country was considered dangerous to visit.